A journalist from the Democratic Republic of Congo journalist working for state media was shot dead Monday night at his home in Mbuji-Mayi, in the center of the country, the Congolose National Press Union (UNPC) said on Wednesday.
The polls have just closed, and Nabila Mounib is surrounded by activists who take selfies with her and wish her luck.
Amnesty International says as many as 30,000 people in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos are homeless after their community was set ablaze and demolished this week.
Local lawmakers in northeast Nigeria are investigating fresh allegations that officials have diverted food aid intended for people who have fled from Boko Haram.
South Africa's parliament on Thursday defeated an opposition motion to remove President Jacob Zuma because of a series of scandals, including possible government corruption linked to the president and his associates.
Egyptian authorities have frozen the assets of a prominent human rights group that works with torture victims, the head of the organisation said on Thursday.
A seven-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 32 Indian U.N. peacekeepers were wounded Tuesday in an explosion in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world body said.
Gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers have killed 36 miners in northern Nigeria, the government and residents said Tuesday, the latest in a long-running series of such raids.
Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa, according to a report released Tuesday at U.N. climate talks in Marrakesh.
A young girl was killed and 31 Indian peacekeepers were injured Tuesday in a grenade explosion in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. said.